Home care in Europe

In Europe the demand for long-term care, of which home care forms a significant part, will increase in the decades to come. The term 'home care is understood very differently across countries and sectors. The services included vary considerable among countries and even 'home' turns out to be an elastic term. Home care can be conceived of as any care provided behind someone's front door or, more generally, referring to services enabling people to stay living in their home environment. In some countries, 'someone's front door can include a home for the elderly. As regards the type of services, home care may refer to care given by a spouse or relative (personal care or housekeeping)

Relevant publications:

Home Care across Europe: Current structure and future challenges (Volume I)
Home Care across Europe: Case studies (Volume II)